On Dec.1,2010, Eddie Matarul Sana and Tesilyn Anuddin-Sana held a Walimah or Wedding Banquet at Astoria Regency Convention Center attended by more than 400 guests consisting the families, relatives and friends of the couple. The couple got married over a month ago (October 12, 2010) at the bride’s Residence officiated by Ustadz Idris Lim.
The Groom – Eddie Matarul Sana is prolific entrepreneur in Sandakan , the second-largest city in Sabah, East Malaysia, on the north-eastern coast of Borneo. He is a fish broker and supplier of pricey seafoods like stingray. On the other hand, the Bride – Tesilyn Annudin –Sana is a Respiratory Therapist.
The groom walked along the aisle in the tune of “Anugerah Cinta” by Christian Bautista featuring Malaysian Diva Noryn Aziz, a Malaysian version of “Ngiti” popularized by Ronnie Liang. The bride decided on for “ From This Moment” by Shania Twain as her bridal march song.
It was a typical Islamic Wedding Banquet for me – colorful like bollywood . The event was prim and the atmosphere was jovial towards the end. It was a fine day.
Officiating Imam : Ustadz Idris Lim
Event Management : Joe Harris Kari Events and Event Styling
Event Styling : Joe Harris Kari Events and Event Styling
Videography : Seed Interactive Multimedia Productions
Photography : Seed Interactive Multimedia Productions
Couture : Angking Francisco
Hair/MUA : Kuku Jimeno (bride) Gregorio Fernandez et.al (entourage)
Floral Design : Ronald Enriquez
Cake : Cakes
Invitation : Prints and Paper Specialist
Sounds and Lights : Wildbluez Mobile System
This a sequel of my previous blog dated November 22,2010 – (Plan and Share the Details of your Wedding Day Online)
What is an INSPIRATION BOARD?
It is basically a photo collage that inspires you to have certain concept for your individual endeavor. It is similar to a “mood board”.
A mood board is a creative tool, a process that enables you to develop and share the visual direction for your project. It’s an essential activity for art and design directors. Technically, mood boards are a key milestone in the design process. But it is not confined solely in advertising but for wedding also. It is collaboration between the wedding planner and the bride in most cases.
There are myriad of beautiful things you can find in the internet. It is far more comprehensive and accessible- just few clicks. There is no need to feel guilty about being influenced by others or by the things you see in the internet or magazines. The truth is everything is constantly evolving and everything is inspired by something, and I believe this move is not being a copycat. It is important however to fully understand and acknowledge your influences .In short, the look of your work should be the natural by-product of your intellectual process. You can always modify the progenitor.
There are basically 2 two ways to make your inspiration board.
1.) The first is using either poster board or something similar, and decorating it with photos, glossy magazine cut-outs, etc. that you cut and literally paste onto the board.
2.) The second is using digital software or a similar program (photoshop,corel draw,photomix,photo-collage,etc.) to cut and paste photos, phrases, etc. into a digital collage.It is a preferable method for much easier to upload a digital photo.
Excited to make Inspiration Boards. Make one for you too.
Most of my recent clients are working in different parts of the globe, and the only way to communicate with them is through internet. Thank God, great minds invented computer and internet that paved the way for wedding planners like me to have easy access with our clients, and help save phone bills. Communication via email is not productive and conducive way anymore. It takes time to attach files and it just add bulk to our inbox.
Recently, I created Group Album through FACEBOOK for some of my clients working abroad where the couple and the people involved in the production(wedding planner,photographers,videographers,couturier,cake and floraldesigner,entourage,etc.) can share ideas for the wedding.
It is an avenue for brainstorming online. It serves as your online inspiration album or mood board, workbook,and a suggestion box. You can post multimedia materials like videos and photos, documents, posts and website links, calendar of events pertaining the wedding. You can even chat with the people involved in the production provided they are online. The idea was introduced by Ms.Emelyn Napii (client) who is currently in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia working in the royal palace as a nurse. Another is through eWEDDING – a free ( includes 2 weeks of the Gold** Package features1 year term & unlimited storage) and fully-featured wedding website which is far more comprehensive than Facebook Group Album. Clickhttp://www.ewedding.com/features.php to find out the features. Thank you Ms.Abby Chan (client working as a nurse in Canada) for sharing the brilliant idea.
For this reason, we are able to communicate our wedding plans with our family and friends by creating a centralized website in case of eWEDDING andFACEBOOK Group Album with loads of information in easy, accessible, comprehensive and effective manner. Your wedding suppliers, vendors, and services providers will be grateful with this idea.
Pakistani-inspired Wedding Tradition Album i created for Sherlove Yba (Canada) through Facebook Group Album
On December 9, 2010 – I including 12 Fashion Designers of Zamboanga City will showcase our collections at Astoria Regency Convention Center as part of Western Mindanao State University Alumni Association Inc. dubbed as SHOWDOWN 2010 -A Dinner Fashion Show.The participating designers are Angking Francisco and Federico Navarro (ciudad de zamboanga fashion stalwarts), Mandrake Servito, Benjason Caranay, Altom Tiubot, Usni Sali, Gladyrose Pantua, Donald Green Lim, Frederick Rodriguez, Al-ShamerAbdul , and Geronie Labora. The objective of the Dinner Fashion Show is to raise funds for the construction of Casa Alumna.
The project is spearheaded by Prof. Mahmor N. Edding – President -WMSU Alumni Association, with the help of Mr. Hashim Alawi RN – Treasurer of the current WMSU Alumni Association and the Project Director of the said fund-raising endeavor. The show will be directed by a very good friend and my logistic assistant- Mr. Elvin Sagun along with Andrew Cordero.
As a legitimate alumnus of Western Mindanao State University, I am genuinely proud of being part of the said event. It is a simple way of giving back the gift to my beloved Alma Mater.
Good Luck to all of us. Please support the show.
contact: Mr. Hashim Alawi RN (09157762996)
The hand-tied bouquet is a loose-tied arrangement. These hand tied styles are also referred to as clutch bouquets.
This type of bouquet consists of a simple gathering of flowers, bound and tied with ribbon with stems left exposed.In the Philippines, variety of roses are commonly used.
This is a beautiful choice for an outdoor wedding with that just picked from the garden look. It is arranged in a looser manner with the stems left longer and a large ribbon or exotic fabric tied together.